Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wrap Your Arms Around Me

The latest installment in Ryan McGinley's get naked and hit the road summer serial, Moonmilk, is mind-shakingly gorgeous and surreal. Go spelunking with a handful of beautiful, lanky friends whom you picked up at a Whole Foods Market, have them get naked and blanket the cavern with colored lamps. It's so painfully simple, right?. The above photo comes from last year's vernal celebration of youth, beauty and landscapes, which is more speedy and sexually charged than Moonmilk. Do yourself a favor and check out his entire body of work (minus some of the advert stuff, which is less weary of visual cliches).

This week in music starts with a sweet, disco of rapturous love, but all good things end, and your trajectory turns downward, touching on pessimistic realism, before reaching an open-eyed nadir. After lingering in the depths of loneliness for the better part of an unhealthy year, a twinkle in the eyes of a passing stranger awakens your primal spirit once again. Spring has arrived with a cleansing violence to take you to the other side, where you can start again, a little older and a little wiser.

Villa - Agneta (Villa Edit)
Ali Love - Diminishing Returns (Extended)
Girls - Lauren Marie
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar

A few bonus tracks for you. Crazylamps favorites, Classixx, with a spaced-out take on Ladyhawke's "Magic", and yet another Lemonade remix. More citrusy goodness to ward off the scurvy. And last, but certainly not least, "Deadbeat Summer" by Neon Indian, the soundtrack for that moment in your drunken weekend of Super Mario Bros. 3 when you're waiting for your runaway girlfriend to return with a dime bag.

Ladyhawke - Magic (Classixx Version)
Lemonade - Blissout (Espimas Remix)
Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ein Fest für das Wasser

Based on the evidence, as of my last post I was so gung-ho about my return to blogging that I decided to take another month off. As lazy as I may seem to be, I must thank the Great Fire Wall for this hiatus, since it grew a few feet taller shortly after my previous post. No facebook, no youtube, limited blogspot, and it goes on and on. So, here I am, using more primitive means, hacking away at html code like it's 2001, just to bring you a few bitchin' jams.

I won't spoil the music with so many clumsy words, but I will note that I'll be at the Zoo Electronic Music Festival this weekend, where Classixx (listen below), among others, will be laying down. Let's pray to the gargoyles of Tiananmen for blue skies and minimal PSB meddling.

Holger Hiller - Das Feuer (Pilooski Edit)
Lemonade - Big Weekend (Delorean Remix)
Lemonade - Sunchips (Ghosts on Tape Remix)
IV - Doppelganger
Holy Ghost! - I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version)
Vitalic - Poison Lips